The new Mac Pro packs a processor that can be removed from the system by a user and upgraded, according to a number of reports.
The chipmaker says it will leave the traditional desktop PC circuit board business. As a result, the venerable tower PC will likely begin to fade.
The final part of CNET's guide to building your own computer will walk you through the entire process from connecting your first wire to installing the operating system.
Mac Pro technical notes: Processors are upgradeable, model string identifier, more
Did we officially get new Mac Pros this week, or is that next year? And did someone mention an updated iMac?
CNET editor Dong Ngo gives a quick look at the Intel Desktop Board DZ77RE-75K, the first Thunderbolt-certified motherboard that also supports USB 3.0, and finds it to be potentially one of the best motherboards on the market.
Mac Pro Special Report: Technical notes: Processors are upgradeable, model string identifier, more
Probably most significant is news of new integrated graphics chip in the G45 and G43.
The quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6850 keeps the desktop CPU performance belt tied firmly around Intel's waist at a price that helps offset the lack of sizable performance gains. New products at the end of the year may outclass this new chip when they arrive, but for now, the QX6850 reigns supreme.